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Customer Marketing, Grow Your Business

Simple Market Research: Affordable Ways to Easily Learn About Your Customers

Simple Market Research: Affordable Ways to Easily Learn About Your Customers

Understanding what makes your customers tick can go a huge way toward boosting your business. After all, if you know what they want, you can deliver it. If you know where they spend time online, you can market to them there. But not many businesses can afford to hire a costly market research firm. So… Read more

Leadership, Rock Your Business

The One Thing You Should Be Doing to Be an Effective Leader But Probably Aren’t

The One Thing You Should Be Doing to Be an Effective Leader But Probably Aren't

People often tend to think of leadership as being something you “do” – projecting power, exerting influence and exuding charisma to motivate people to get things done. But leadership isn’t just about being active and directing your ideas “at” other people – it’s also about allowing yourself to be receptive to influence “from” other people…. Read more

Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

Small Business Inspiration from Houshi Ryokan – One of the World’s Oldest Small Businesses

Small Business Inspiration from Houshi Ryokan - One of the World's Oldest Small Businesses

The Houshi Ryokan is a small Japanese ryokan (inn) and hot spring spa in Western Japan that is one of the oldest small businesses in the world – it has been owned by the same family for 1,300 years. This beautiful short film shows the inner workings of the ryokan – set in a pristine,… Read more

Fund Your Business, Merchant Services

Are You Hurting Your Small Business by Being Cash-Only?

Are You Hurting Your Small Business by Being Cash-Only?

Every once in a while you may find yourself encountering a small business that doesn’t accept credit cards. Usually it’s a nail salon or a mom-and-pop shop, but I’ve even had to talk some freelancers out of the cash-only model. In all fairness, there are some advantages to accepting cash. It allows you to keep… Read more

Leadership, Rock Your Business

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Leadership Coach

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Leadership Coach

Many small business owners have struggled with the feeling that while they’re natural entrepreneurs, they’re not natural leaders. Early on in a business’ evolution, passion and a desire to build a business are enough. But over time as you add projects, products, clients and staff into the mix, it’s essential for a small business owner… Read more

Advertising, Customer Marketing, Grow Your Business

The Big List of Free and Low Cost Ways to Advertise Your Small Business

The Big List of Free and Low Cost Ways to Advertise Your Small Business

Small businesses are always looking for smart, cost-effective ways to advertise. But how can small businesses compete in a world that is already so cluttered with advertising, spam and big-budget messages from big-money brands? Fortunately, there are still a lot of free, low-cost ways to promote your business. With a bit of imagination and lots… Read more

Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

5 Small Business Owners Share How They Take Time to Celebrate Business Milestones

  When you and your team are busy with day-to-day operations, it’s easy to overlook reaching important milestones like hitting sales numbers or winning a new account. Yet, acknowledging and even celebrating business achievements is an opportunity to recognize employees while also sharing your success with customers. Running a business is hard work, even when… Read more

Business Inspiration, Leadership, Rock Your Business

4 Secret Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Effectiveness as a Leader

Ways You're Sabotaging Your Effectiveness as a Leader

If you never served as a leader before running your business, you can wind up doing more harm than good when it comes to leading your team. Here are four ways that business owners damage their ability to lead, and tips on how to avoid them: The Line Between Boss and Friend is Blurry When… Read more

Business Credit, Fund Your Business

3 Steps to Improve Your Business Credit Report [WEBINAR RECAP]

Creditera Webinar

3 Steps to Improve Your Business Credit Report: Establish, Build & Monitor Thanks to all the attendees of our August webinar, 3 Steps to Improve Your Business Credit Report: Establish, Build & Monitor, featuring Tim Graczewski from Creditera. If you missed the webinar, you can view the slides on our SlideShare. The slides are embedded at the bottom… Read more

Research, Start Your Business

So You Want to Start a Seasonal Small Business

starting a seasonal Business

Some businesses, often called seasonal businesses, offer products or services that are primarily used during a certain time of the year, like at Christmas or tax season. If you’re considering starting a seasonal business, this post will be your guide to getting off on the right foot. Examples of Seasonal Businesses When people think of… Read more

 
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